Internists & Obesity Medicine located in Allen, TX
Would you love to drop excess pounds without extreme exercise plans or fad diets? If so, medically supervised weight loss offers a solution. It’s among the services available from the team at RescueMD in Allen and McKinney, Texas. When you’re ready to try a new approach to reaching and maintaining a healthier weight, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.
Weight Loss Q&A
What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?
Carrying around significant extra weight places enormous stress on virtually every organ and system in your body. Health problems clearly linked to being overweight or obese include:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gallbladder disease
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep apnea
- Sexual dysfunction
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease
These are just some of the health problems you can develop if you carry a significant amount of extra weight. The key to avoiding chronic disease and improving your quality of life is finding the weight loss program that works for you.
Why is it so challenging to lose weight and keep it off?
Weight gain is a complex issue. Researchers have determined that it’s not a simple matter of willpower or calories in/calories out. As the American population continues to experience growing rates of obesity, more attention is focused on the cause of weight gain and how to attack the problem.
The American food supply shares some of the blame for growing obesity statistics. Fast food is cheap and readily available in cities and towns of all sizes. Grocery store shelves are lined with highly processed foods, often with confusing labeling.
Our modern lifestyles aren’t conducive to health and wellness. Many people spend a significant portion of the day in front of screens at work and school and as entertainment. This leaves little time to spend getting fresh air and exercise.
Poor sleep quality, increasing stress and anxiety, and a lack of strong social and community connections also get in the way of a healthy lifestyle.
What is medically supervised weight loss?
Medically supervised weight loss places your health at the center of the process. You begin with a complete physical exam to determine your current state of health. This identifies your specific strengths and weaknesses, which allows your practitioner to craft a customized weight loss plan that aligns with your needs.
Medications can play a role in your weight loss journey. Some drugs work to control your appetite, while others change how you convert food into energy. While drug therapy can be an excellent way to jump-start a weight loss plan, the primary focus is on embracing sustainable lifestyle changes over the long term.
Your practitioner will create a tailored diet and exercise plan that helps you move closer to a healthy weight. If you’re open to trying new foods and physical activities, you’ll find the process far more enjoyable.
You’ll have the support and guidance of your health care team as you move through your weight loss journey. If you have questions or concerns, please contact RescueMD for answers. Your team will chart your process and celebrate your milestones.
Call RescueMD to set up a visit when you’re ready to begin. Online scheduling is also available and takes very little time to complete.